Melia Zanzibar

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On the beach, white sand, beach cabanas, sun-loungers
On the beach, white sand, beach cabanas, sun-loungers
On the beach, white sand, beach cabanas, sun-loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas

Overview of Melia Zanzibar

Melia Zanzibar

5.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
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Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKiwengwa Pongwe Forest5 min walk
  • Popular LocationMapenzi Beach10 min walk
  • Popular LocationKiwengwa Beach11 min walk
  • AirportZanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.)50 min drive

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About this area

Kiwengwa

Located in Kiwengwa, Melia Zanzibar is in a rural area and on the beach. Nungwi Natural Aquarium is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Kendwa Beach and Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest. Discover the area's water adventures with waterskiing, parasailing and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest - 5 min walk
  • Mapenzi Beach - 10 min walk
  • Kiwengwa Beach - 11 min walk
  • Pwani Mchangani Beach - 7 min drive
  • Muyuni Beach - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.) - 50 min drive

About this property

Melia Zanzibar

Upscale hotel on the beach, with 2 outdoor swimming pools
Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at Melia Zanzibar's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 5 restaurants.
Melia Zanzibar offers 124 accommodations with minibars and a safe. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. This Kiwengwa hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an outdoor tennis court and a sauna. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

The Spa has 6 treatment rooms. Services include Thai massages, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Melia Zanzibar are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 5 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Spice Market Restaurant
  • Aqua Restaurant
  • Gabi Beach Club
  • Jetty bar and Restaurant
  • Pool Bar

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bike parking
  • Canoeing
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Steam room
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Free children's club
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • Newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 6 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily

More

  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - midnight

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.
This property does not permit name changes on reservations. The name on the booking must match the name of the guest who is checking in and staying at the property; photo ID is required.
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.
This property does not permit name changes on reservations. The name on the booking must match the name of the guest who is checking in and staying at the property; photo ID is required.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.00 per person, per night

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 78 per person (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates)
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work

Property is also known as

Melia Hotel Zanzibar
Melia Zanzibar
Zanzibar Melia
Melia Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa
Melia Zanzibar Kiwengwa
Melia Zanzibar Hotel
Melia Zanzibar Zanzibar Island/Kiwengwa
Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Kiwengwa
Melia Zanzibar Hotel
Melia Zanzibar Kiwengwa
Melia Zanzibar Hotel Kiwengwa

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 109 out of 185 reviews
5 - Excellent 59%
Rating 4 - Good. 53 out of 185 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 10 out of 185 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 185 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 185 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.4/5

Eco-friendliness

1/5 Terrible

The property refused to refund my money after catching CoVID and not being able to travel . They said they will re schedule however I am not coming back to the country anytime soon. Why take someone’s hard earned money because of situations they cannot handle . They are fraud .
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place must visit again and again
It was great. we were a group of 17 people across 3 continents for 5 nights -Melia provided the perfect location and ambiance for a mini family reunion and landmark birthday celebration. The staff were super helpful, nice and pro-active. the management demonstrated leadership by example and were aware of a simple fact. guests go to resorts to unwind, to leave their worries at the door. Stefa, Daniel, Javier
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I absolutely loved this property. The staff is amazing, the room was well kept and the property was designed with the guest in mind. This property is extremely large however shuttles are readily available or you can choose to walk. Several restaurants to choose from, different themes each night. Local garden, honey making, live entertainment, beach activities, kids friendly with adult only areas. I chose one of the all inclusive option it was totally worth it. Truly a 5 star experience! The location is far so arrange transportation ahead of time. You can have the doctor come to the property to get your Covid test done super convenient. I will be back.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Overall very good experience, but a few glitches
Overall this was a great property and would give it a general thumbs up. The location was superb with fantastic views of the sea. The only part that was annoying was a continued sense of disorganized staff. For example, we needed to confirm airport transportation multiple times because one desk forgot to tell another desk, seemed to always need to remind them of food and drink orders, etc.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021